Diving In Bintan – Book Singapore to Bintan Ferry

Bintan Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. The island has something for every traveller – from leisure to adventure. You can find adventure water sports, relaxing spas, and beautiful coastlines on this island. You can easily reach Bintan by booking a Singapore to Bintan ferry from the ferry terminal or online.

Key Points about Diving in Bintan Island 

The highlight of Bintan is its renowned status as a diving island. There are multiple dive sites all around the island, divided into three regions – South, East and North. South Bintan has shallow coral reefs and a few mangroves, typically less explored than the other areas. You can observe sea creatures like seahorses, nudibranchs, shrimp, crabs, pipefish, and more here. South Bintan is perfect for you if you want a peaceful dive.

East Bintan has several schooling fish. If you are interested in that, go with the East Bintan.

North Bintan is the most lively of all these areas. Most tourists visit this place for all sorts of diving activities. Look for schools of lionfish, grouper, and butterfly fish in the Sandy Bay dive site, and you can even spot some guitar sharks if you are lucky. So, book your Singapore to Bintan ferry tickets on redBus today to enjoy diving in Bintan!

What is the Best Time to Go Diving in Bintan? 

Although you can go diving in Bintan all year round, the best time for diving beginners is from March to November. In these months the waters are calm and you can enrol in dive lessons.

The wet season lasts from late November to early March, and the currents can be strong from December through February, which is more suited to experienced divers. If you are new to diving, it is not recommended to visit during this season. During the monsoon season, diving in Bintan is a good alternative to scuba diving in Tioman.

How to Reach Bintan Island from Singapore Using a Ferry? 

redBus has made booking a ferry from Singapore to Bintan easy and convenient. You can book your ferry using the redBus app or the official redBus website. Singapore to Bintan ferry time is around 1.5 to 2 hours. The Bintan ferry ticket prices vary by the age of passengers, class, and booking time and season. On average, Singapore to Bintan ferry price ranges from SGD 28 to SGD 75 for a one-way trip.

The best ferry operators for Singapore to Bintan island ferry are

Important Ports for Travelling from Singapore to Bintan Island

Singapore to Bintan ferry routes use the following ports. You can book ferry tickets from these terminals or avail of up to 50% off when booking an online ferry ticket with redBus.

  • Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal
    Tanjung Pinang, located on Bintan Island’s southwestern shore, is one of the two major ports on Bintan island devoted to diving. Thousands of tourists visiting the island annually use this port for the ferry. You can book your Singapore to Tanjung Pinang ferry ticket easily on redBus.
  • Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
    Located in Singapore, this ferry terminal has many ferries that will take you to the Tanjung Pinang port on Bintan island. It is a beautiful port that is also easily accessible.

  • Harbourfront Centre It is another ferry port located in Singapore. Many ferries leave from here for Bintan Island. A major ferry operator, Sindo Ferry, has many ferries running from here.
    Read more about Popular Ferry Routes in Singapore

How to Book Ferry Tickets Online using redBus? 

redBus is the #1 trusted platform for booking online tickets by thousands of people. Not only does it provide the best services, but it also accommodates your preferences for a better booking and travelling experience.

To book your ferry tickets online for Singapore to Bintan ferry on redBus, just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Download the redBus app.
  2. Go to the Ferry Ticket Online section and enter your source, destination and number of tickets required.
  3. Make the payment through the payment mode of your choice. Do not forget to add the coupon code to avail up to 50% off on ferry ticket booking.

And that’s it! Booking with redBus is as easy as 1,2,3!


Bintan’s dive locations are unexplored and have recently become more popular. Because the places nearby are shallow, Bintan is ideal for introductory scuba classes. It is a fantastic location for a quick dive escape for divers. It is located close to Singapore and is easily accessible by ferries. Many ferries run till their daily carrying and dropping travellers at affordable prices. If you are visiting Singapore, make sure you go to Bintan for a dive. 

So, don’t wait, and book your Bintan to Singapore ferry tickets for your next diving sessions on the redBus, app.